After spending the last few hours we had in Northern Ireland wandering around a rather drizzly but sweaty Belfast Botanic Gardens, I’m still going to come away from it saying that every park ever should be like this one.
It’s filled with windy trails and secret-garden-type corners and it’s so well maintained and full of beautiful flowers. On top of all of that, it’s got a palm house, essentially a large green house but it’s full to the brim with both exotic and local plants, which are again really well looked after.
Even if it was a bit wet, it was something I wasn’t quite expecting or planning but I’m glad we saw it. I was pretty amazed that they allow the public to use the space for free, it made me feel pretty privileged to have found such a gem when I wasn’t looking.